Former TCI correctional officer gets lengthy prison term
Written by Russell Plummer 6:58 PM, May. 27, 2011|

A former Taycheedah Correctional Institution officer will call prison his home for 18 years.

Fond du Lac County Circuit Court Judge Gary Sharpe on Friday ordered Jimmie L. Brown, 39, formerly of Oshkosh, to serve 18 years behind bars and 18 years extended supervision on 16 counts of second-degree sexual assault by a correctional officer. |

Brown did not go into his sentencing hearing begging for mercy or blaming his actions on a troubled upbringing. Instead, he had his defense attorney, William Mayer, read a statement that called the six victims liars, claimed District Attorney Dan Kaminsky was seeking a conviction rather than the truth and charged that Fond du Lac Detective Pat Primising took part in “lazy investigative practices.” |

On Feb. 24, a nine-day trial concluded with a 12-person jury finding Brown guilty of crimes that could have put Brown in prison for life. |

The Fond du Lac Police Department began investigating Brown in April 2008. Sexual relations took place in 2007 and 2008, according to the criminal complaint. |

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One of the women was raped, said Kaminsky, who recommended a prison sentence of 28 years. |

Kaminsky said he is satisfied with a result that requires Brown to register as a sex offender. He said Brown’s claims that victims lied were not backed by proof. |

“The police and the investigator from Taycheedah orchestrated their investigation to ensure that none of the victims knew about the investigation of the others when they (investigators) approached them to find out the facts,” Kaminsky said. “Their (inmates’) initial reaction to the investigation was sincere, often times Advertisement